As the most-active hurricane season on record ends on Monday, Florida overall has been relatively lucky, as has Flagler County, where the dolorous days of hurricanes Matthew and Irma are fading behind designs of hulking, if yet to be built, dunes.
The 2020 Atlantic season has put up 30 named storms, requiring the use of the auxiliary Greek alphabet for only the second time since 1950, when the public naming of storms began.
In some ways Flagler County is still recovering from Hurricanes Matthew and Irma: the county has yet to lift its Matthew emergency in so far as procurement goes.
The six-month hurricane season officially started June 1, but there had already been two named storms — both off the Carolinas — before that date.
Florida disaster-management workers had been at an elevated level of preparedness for three months before the hurricane season because of the coronavirus pandemic.